The news that the Viking anime’s second season will start airing in Japan in early 2023 will please fans of the recently added Vinland Saga. There is currently no information available regarding what this implies for the second season of the Netflix series Vinland Saga. Fans could be faced with a three-year wait or an earlier release date due to the English dub.
Although subscribers may have to wait up to three years, there is still a chance that the English Dub will get the anime back sooner than anticipated.
Based on Makoto Yukimura’s manga Vinrando Saga, the historical-drama television series Vinland Saga is produced in Japan. In April 2005, Weekly Shnen Magazine published the first chapter of the manga, which was subsequently relocated to Monthly Afternoon.
The first season’s animation was handled by WIT Studio, however the second season will be handled by Studio MAPPA, the animators behind hit shows like Attack on Titan and Jujutsu Kaisen.
The plot of Vinland Saga takes place at the height of the Vikings’ supremacy in Europe, recounting King Cnut the Great’s ascension to the English throne and the establishment of his North Sea Empire. Meanwhile, Thorfinn, an Icelandic adventurer, serves under a squad of mercenaries who are responsible for his father’s murder, with the sole intention of exacting his revenge on them. But Thorfinn’s actual ambition is to sail over the sea and discover Vinland’s paradise.
Will the second season of Vinland Saga be released on Netflix?
While fans will be expecting the second season of Vinland Saga to be released on Netflix at some point, the streaming provider has yet to confirm this. Even if a second season is released, it could be years before it appears on Netflix. This is why. The first season aired from July to December 2019, and the second season will premiere in Japan in January 2023.
Given that the first season didn’t debut on Netflix until July 2022, three years after the first episode aired, Netflix members may have to wait until January 2026 for the release of Vinland Saga season 2.
To counteract the prospect of having to wait three years for season 2, there is a potential that the anime will return sooner than planned.
Netflix has the streaming rights to VSI’s English dub of the anime, according to the wiki. This means that assuming VSI releases an English dub soon after the Japanese airing, we may see Vinland Saga season 2 on Netflix as early as late 2023.